Paraiso from Dave and Solomon Teas

I have only had Yerba maté once, and it was plain and roasted. I didn’t care for it but felt it might appeal to a coffee drinker, which I am not.

I see there is Yerba mate in this but I don’t taste it, or at least it doesn’t taste like the roasted maté I had.

Which brings me to what it does taste like. Heaven. It smells and tastes like heaven. It smells so good that the rest of my tea was hijacked by my kid and she stuck a flag in the remaining leaves to claim it as her territory. My husband was passing as we were drinking it and smelled the tea and asked if he could have some, too. The aroma really is pretty irresistible.

There are large chunks of dried fruit in this and I really wish I had eaten them, but I kept them there to see if this wonderful angel would resteep, AND IT DID! Glory be, that’s like double the tea for my kid to take away from me!

This is super sweet and smooth, and although their description says it makes great iced tea, I haven’t tried it that way yet.

I am happy to have something I can buy on the sly for a certain young lady as a stocking surprise for Christmas. And I may have to hijack a few leaves, myself.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: Dave and Solomons Tea


Yerba Mate, Green Tea, Rooibos, Papaya, Apples, Oranges, Lemongrass, Marigolds, Malva Blossoms, Cornflower & Safflower Petals, Pineapple & Natural Flavors

Steep 1 tsp. per 8 oz. of boiling Water 3- 5 min. Sweeten & Enjoy! Hot 0r Iced!

The combination of these ingredients creates a somewhat tart & grassy earthy foundation
with an almost mango/peachy vibe to it, especially at the back of each sip.

This is another tea that makes a very impressive Iced Tea!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

#MusicandTeaMonday: Summer Lovin’ from BlendBee

Recently I subscribed to BlendBee’s monthly tea subscription and I couldn’t be happier. Each month I receive 2 different teas that I get to enjoy throughout the month before the next tea package arrives.  I love my tea subscriptions. With being a part of the SororiTea Sisters, I get the amazing privilege to try different teas and experience flavors I might not able to.  That same thought can be said with my monthly tea subs.  You just never know what you are going to get and I love that. Gets you out of your comfort zone.

This month I received  Summer Lovin’, a gorgeous green tea blend with a focus on creating a bright and vibrant flavor profile. And does this blend ever deliver on its name!

First sip of this tea and you are greeted with a lush smooth green tea with pops of mint.  There is an undertone of an herbal dried fruit feel that really mingles well with the mint.  Really great blend that gives you a pop of sunshine into your day or night. I’ve been drinking this tea all day and I just can’t get enough.  Fresh simple herbal notes with a green tea mint twist. Just refreshing as they come.  Another wonderful blend from BlendBee!

And with the name like Summer Lovin’. . .we just had to go there!

Hope this review brightened your day like this tea did mine! Join us for more #musicandteamondays every Monday!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: BlendBee


Artfully crafted with sun-ripened ingredients. Young Hyson Green Tea gives a fresh crispness, while cool spearmint lifts off your taste buds. Sprouting with earthy flavor, coriander seed and passion flower herb delight. We bring in the sunshine with fresh lemongrass, hawthorn berries, rose hips and lemon peel. Delicious both hot and cold brewed.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!